JPICH Conservation and Protection pre-call announcement

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The Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for transnational proposals. The Conservation and Protection call will support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that take a global approach to preserving Europe’s heritage and which result in a better understanding of our history, traditions and culture, of our individual and collective identities, and ultimately of our well-being. The total budget for the call for transnational projects is approximately 6.96 million Euros. The participating countries in this call are: Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom.

The main eligibility criteria are:

• Duration of projects: up to 36 months;

• Each project proposal must comprise of at least three research teams, each based in an eligible institution in a different country participating in the Conservation and Protection Call. The maximum number of research teams in a project proposal is five.

• Applications must be in accordance with the eligibility requirements relevant for the national research teams in the transnational research consortia and not exceed the maximum budgets to be requested therein.

The Call for Proposals will open on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and the deadline for submission of proposals will be  Sunday 30 June 2019, 14:00 CEST.

A JISC Mail list has been set up to help researchers or interested partners to find partners in other countries and organisations for the JPICH Conservation and Protection Call. To use this service, you need to subscribe at the following link:

Opening Dates

Call Opens: 01/05/2019

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

How to make an application

Full details of the call will be available through the AHRC funding pages and the JPICH website on the 1st May 2019.

Further Information

Further details can be found in the JPICH Conservation and Protection pre-call announcement (PDF, 402KB).

The National research teams from the participating countries should be contacted with regards to questions about eligibility and maximum budgets in advance of the publication of the full call guidance in May.


Jamie Davies, International Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio Manager (Heritage) -

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